Arlington Heights Elementary

Summary:

Arlington Heights Elementary is a public elementary school in Los Angeles, California, serving 311 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school faces significant challenges, including low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and a lack of racial diversity that sets it apart from the surrounding schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Arlington Heights Elementary has a predominantly Hispanic student population, with 90% of students identifying as Hispanic. The school consistently ranks in the bottom 10% of California elementary schools, with academic performance significantly below the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. Additionally, the school has a very high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 13.7% to 37.0% over the past few years, which is much higher than the surrounding schools and the state average. The school also has an extremely high percentage of students (over 95%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

In comparison, the nearby schools, such as Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences, Alta Loma Elementary, and Queen Anne Place Elementary, generally perform better academically and have lower chronic absenteeism rates. This suggests that the challenges faced by Arlington Heights Elementary may be unique to the school or its specific student population, and addressing the underlying socioeconomic factors may be key to improving student outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1717 Seventh Ave.
       Los Angeles, CA  90019-6098


(323) 735-1021

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5310th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,909 Help


Students who attend Arlington Heights Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Johnnie Cochran Junior Middle
High:    Los Angeles Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  311

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Arlington Heights Elementary ranks worse than 90.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 459th among 487 ranked elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.15. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details 96.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arlington Heights Elementary is 18.2, which is the 96th best among 487 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arlington Heights Elementary is $11,909, which is the 210th highest among 487 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Arlington Heights Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Arlington Heights Elementary 5310th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Arlington Heights Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Los Angeles Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Angeles Unified 918th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arlington Heights Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Arlington Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 17.31 4174th 4809 13.2%
2005 12.13 4509th 4822 6.5%
2006 18.49 4106th 4818 14.8%
2007 19.66 4319th 5113 15.5%
2008 23.70 4064th 5113 20.5%
2009 9.56 5019th 5193 3.4%
2010 15.91 4856th 5314 8.6%
2011 14.07 5001st 5377 7.0%
2012 23.04 4451st 5390 17.4%
2013 15.53 5016th 5530 9.3%
2015 18.60 4773rd 5611 14.9%
2016 13.48 5174th 5614 7.8%
2017 13.69 5219th 5692 8.3%
2018 15.30 5073rd 5662 10.4%
2019 17.03 5072nd 5789 12.4%
2022 9.81 5737th 5883 2.5%
2023 15.15 5310th 5874 9.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Arlington Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.54 2951st 3246 9.1%
2019 30.98 2410th 3275 26.4%
2022 18.02 3262nd 3311 1.5%
2023 23.19 2989th 3250 8.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Arlington Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.69 4286th 5084 15.7%
2019 26.68 4115th 5173 20.5%
2022 13.75 5035th 5264 4.4%
2023 24.13 4378th 5374 18.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Arlington Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.37 5109th 5413 5.6%
2019 14.44 5063rd 5492 7.8%
2022 11.15 5475th 5635 2.8%
2023 19.20 4775th 5617 15.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Arlington Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 44.33 1147th 2585 55.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Arlington Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.00 4577th 5431 15.7%
2019 20.60 4612th 5510 16.3%
2022 9.87 5556th 5663 1.9%
2023 14.22 5226th 5650 7.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Arlington Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.65 4066th 4830 15.8%
2019 26.23 3958th 4963 20.2%
2022 12.83 4914th 5084 3.3%
2023 20.16 4487th 5098 12.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Arlington Heights Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 7 338 43 827 2 n/a n/a 0 1217
1989 8 282 43 775 2 n/a n/a 0 1110
1990 3 294 29 766 3 n/a n/a 0 1095
1991 2 338 29 778 2 n/a n/a 0 1149
1992 2 344 27 804 0 n/a n/a 0 1177
1993 6 315 22 725 0 n/a n/a 0 1068
1994 1 296 21 724 1 n/a n/a 0 1043
1995 1 214 10 578 0 n/a n/a 0 803
1996 1 214 10 578 0 n/a n/a 0 803
1997 3 234 8 644 0 n/a n/a 0 889
1998 1 281 15 734 0 n/a n/a 0 1031
1999 2 239 16 760 0 n/a n/a 0 1017
2000 7 228 14 767 0 n/a n/a 0 1016
2001 5 215 13 811 0 n/a n/a 0 1044
2002 3 164 11 831 0 n/a n/a 0 1009
2003 3 164 11 831 0 n/a n/a 0 1009
2004 3 151 5 791 0 n/a n/a 0 950
2005 2 138 4 750 0 n/a n/a 0 894
2006 2 129 3 693 1 n/a n/a 0 828
2007 3 102 3 646 1 n/a n/a 0 755
2008 3 98 4 591 1 n/a n/a 0 697
2009 1 93 12 560 1 0 2 0 669
2010 3 88 14 579 1 0 3 0 688
2011 3 77 18 552 1 0 0 0 651
2012 4 87 19 522 1 0 1 0 634
2013 7 102 16 515 2 0 1 0 643
2014 7 84 13 506 2 0 0 0 612
2015 13 76 10 468 0 3 0 0 570
2016 6 58 7 421 0 1 0 0 493
2017 5 49 5 424 0 0 1 0 484
2018 4 43 4 402 0 0 2 0 455
2019 3 53 3 354 0 0 0 0 413
2020 3 39 5 323 0 0 0 0 370
2021 1 38 2 285 0 0 1 0 327
2022 2 23 1 261 0 0 3 0 290
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 311 311

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Arlington Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1217 52.5 23.1 n/a
1989 1110 48.0 23.1 n/a
1990 1095 47.0 23.2 n/a
1991 1149 46.0 24.9 n/a
1992 1177 46.7 25.2 93
1993 1068 43.5 24.6 95
1994 1043 41.0 25.4 93
1995 803 30.5 26.3 94.9
1996 803 30.5 26.3 94.9
1997 889 36.5 24.4 94.9
1998 1031 50.0 20.6 92.4
1999 1017 51.0 19.9 95
2000 1016 51.0 19.9 97.6
2001 1044 53.0 19.7 99.7
2002 1009 51.0 19.8 93
2003 1009 51.0 19.8 93
2004 950 49.0 19.4 68.1
2005 894 40.0 22.4 65.8
2006 828 43.0 19.3 86.6
2007 755 39.0 19.4 91.8
2008 697 43.0 16.2 90.2
2009 669 37.0 16.7 89.2
2010 688 34.0 20.2 89.2
2011 651 n/a n/a 44.7
2012 634 28.0 22.6 n/a
2013 643 28.0 22.9 70.1
2014 612 25.5 24.0 72.1
2015 570 25.0 22.8 74.9
2016 493 23.0 21.4 92.9
2017 484 22.8 21.1 94.8
2018 455 21.0 21.6 95.2
2019 413 20.0 20.6 95.6
2020 370 n/a n/a 97.8
2021 327 15.0 21.8 97.6
2022 290 16.0 18.1 97.6
2023 311 17.0 18.2 96.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Arlington Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1217 52.5 23.1 n/a
1989 1110 48.0 23.1 n/a
1990 1095 47.0 23.2 n/a
1991 1149 46.0 24.9 n/a
1992 1177 46.7 25.2 93
1993 1068 43.5 24.6 95
1994 1043 41.0 25.4 93
1995 803 30.5 26.3 94.9
1996 803 30.5 26.3 94.9
1997 889 36.5 24.4 94.9
1998 1031 50.0 20.6 92.4
1999 1017 51.0 19.9 95
2000 1016 51.0 19.9 97.6
2001 1044 53.0 19.7 99.7
2002 1009 51.0 19.8 93
2003 1009 51.0 19.8 93
2004 950 49.0 19.4 68.1
2005 894 40.0 22.4 65.8
2006 828 43.0 19.3 86.6
2007 755 39.0 19.4 91.8
2008 697 43.0 16.2 90.2
2009 669 37.0 16.7 89.2
2010 688 34.0 20.2 89.2
2011 651 n/a n/a 44.7
2012 634 28.0 22.6 n/a
2013 643 28.0 22.9 70.1
2014 612 25.5 24.0 72.1
2015 570 25.0 22.8 74.9
2016 493 23.0 21.4 92.9
2017 484 22.8 21.1 94.8
2018 455 21.0 21.6 95.2
2019 413 20.0 20.6 95.6
2020 370 n/a n/a 97.8
2021 327 15.0 21.8 97.6
2022 290 16.0 18.1 97.6
2023 311 17.0 18.2 96.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Arlington Heights Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201289.0%1.0%0.0%10.0%92.0%98.0%97.0%93.0%91.0%
201478.0%1.0%0.0%21.0%86.0%98.0%97.0%87.0%85.0%
201555.0%0.0%0.0%45.0%66.0%77.0%78.0%61.0%63.0%
201683.0%0.0%0.0%17.0%91.0%95.0%99.0%91.0%87.0%
201798.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202071.8%0.0%2.6%74.4%91.0%74.4%75.6%78.2%
202181.7%0.0%1.7%88.3%96.7%86.7%90.0%90.0%
202277.8%0.0%5.6%93.1%97.2%81.9%86.1%88.9%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Arlington Heights Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,909

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Arlington Heights Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5072nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5310th of 5874 Elementary schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arlington Heights Elementary)24.112.7
 11.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)42.940.1
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights Elementary)21.818.2
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)44.442.8
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arlington Heights Elementary)16.914.3
 2.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)43.439.9
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights Elementary)12.725.7
 13%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)3837.6
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arlington Heights Elementary)41.522.2
 19.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)44.741.5
 3.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Arlington Heights Elementary)23.114.3
 8.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)31.130.5
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Arlington Heights Elementary)18.513.1
 5.3%
   5th Grade Science (Los Angeles Unified)24.324.8
 0.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students413311
 24.7%
African American530
 100%
American Indian00
Asian30
 100%
Hispanic3540
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White30
 100%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients95.6%96.5%
 0.8%


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Students at Arlington Heights Elementary are 100% Not Specified.

Students who attend Arlington Heights Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Johnnie Cochran Junior Middle
High : Los Angeles Senior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 311 students attended Arlington Heights Elementary.

Arlington Heights Elementary ranks in the bottom 9.6% of California elementary schools.


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